31 August 2011

Your Koi pond after the storm

First off the coast, take the time to breathe. You pride and joys are probably fine. They can be somewhat traumatized by the experience, but that would be any animal caught in an unusual situation. Unless extreme damage was caused, their State of health is probably not a problem, but their House may be in need of some repairs.

You may have been completely prepared for the storm, or the storm may have you taken by complete surprise. Whatever the case, you must take action as soon as you can physically to ensure that no other damage is done to your pond.

First, you must cancel all your precautions storm to assess possible damage.

If you subtract your pond clear as much debris off the coast of the net as possible and remove the net. Once you have removed the net, you will be able to survey the damage and to the condition that your fish is in. If high water were expected and your sand bagged around you pond, as long as the water level is normal, remove all sand bags so that you can easily access your pond. Don't get discouraged if things seem to be irrelevant, and it is perhaps not as bad as it looks like the original.

Once you have deleted all the nets and other precautions, take the time to look at the region. If all the debris are present, delete by skimming and netting. If plants or decorations are uprooted or irrelevant, replace them in their region who back him.

If you find significant damage to your pond, it is important to remove your Koi as soon as possible. Packaging and transport of appropriate techniques may be necessary if the damage will have a large amount of time to correct, but there are several temporary options available if the damage can be resolved quickly. You can consider using the swimming pool for children to shelter your Koi. If nothing is available at the time, get in contact with your local store of the company or zoo animal, because they can have the programs available to help you welcome your Koi to maintenance can be done.

Once you have decided that only minor repairs are needed, then you must focus on the quality of the water. Water you may appear cloudy or blurred due to the storm and the amount of the supplement of rainwater. If the storm lasted a long time, you may as well face the issues of ammonia.

Test your water for Nitrates. If the Nitrates are present, add the right amount of salt to the water. Generally, you add 3/4 for a book of salt per 100 gallons of water. However, if your fish is particularly shocked by the situation, or appears to have suffered all kinds of injuries, it may be a good idea to add. If you have plants in your pond, it may be a good idea to remove them before adding salt in water. Your fish should be that issue the most important at this stage, not your plants.

If you have questions KH (especially if it is less than 100), you will want to add the baking soda to your pond. Generally, you can add 1 cup of baking soda unpacked by 1000 gallons of water. This will protect your pond of a future pH accident.